Name of the organization/project in the original language: 
AppEAR
Name of the organization/project in English: 
AppEAR
Please select the type of your organization/project: 
Research Project
Please indicate the mandate/goals/activities of your organization/project.: 
AppEAR consists of an app for smartphones, to evaluate the ecological status of the continental aquatic ecosystems, such as rivers, streams, lakes and estuaries. The project provides the opportunity for users that are not specialized in ecology or environmental management to participate in data collection, collaborating in real, large scale scientific projects. This original project, first of its kind in the country and in the entire region, aims at generating citizen involvement in the preservation of our aquatic ecosystems through an educational, fun and free platform.
How are you supporting the idea of citizen science through various channels or activities?: 
This is not the only citizen science project we're conducting, and our promotion strategies are wide. We've also established contact with the Argentinean ministry of science to build a nationwide citizen science network during 2017, that would help the development of these projects.
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
AppEAR
Project URL: 
http://www.app-ear.com.ar
Brief description of project: 
AppEAR is an app for smartphones, to evaluate the ecological status of the continental aquatic ecosystems, such as rivers, streams, lakes and estuaries. The app provides the opportunity for users that are not specialized in ecology or environmental management to participate in data collection, collaborating in real, large scale scientific projects. This original project, first of its kind in the country and in the entire region, aims at generating citizen involvement in the preservation of our aquatic ecosystems through an educational, fun and free platform.
Please choose from the following list of tags to describe the content of the project.: 
Earth Sciences
Pollution
Urban/Landscape Planning
Water
Please indicate the approximate geographical scale of the project.: 
National